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  1. Inequality in health and health service use for mothers of young children in south west England.

    Article - En anglais


    To establish the degree of association between relative deprivation and any variation in condition specific morbidity and in consultations with general practitioners for mothers of young children.

    Study design

    Condition specific morbidity and general practitioner consultation (GP) rates were recorded by means of self reports on a postal questionnaire.

    Subjects were asked to record whether they had suffered from any of 16 common conditions and, if so, whether they had consulted the GP.

    Relative deprivation was measured using indicators such as home ownership, overcrowded living conditions, car ownership, and partners'employment status.

    Information was also collected about the women's own employment status, their ages, and parity.


    The three district health authorities of Bristol.

    All women expecting a baby between April 1991 and December 1992 were invited to participate.


    Altogether 11 040 mothers who completed questionnaires about their own health and well being at 8 months postpartum as part of the Avon longitudinal study of pregnancy and childhood.

    Outcome measures

    The percentage of mothers reporting any of 16 common conditions since the birth of their child and the proportion of them who consulted the GP if a condition was reported.

    X2 tests of independence were used to examine the association between condition specific morbidity and social, demographic, and maternal characteristics. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Morbidité, Service santé, Utilisation, Médecin généraliste, Accessibilité, Soin, Attitude, Comportement, Femme, Homme, Mère, Postpartum, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Morbidity, Health service, Use, General practitioner, Accessibility, Care, Attitude, Behavior, Woman, Human, Mother, Puerperium, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0227513

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 11/06/1997.